Allspring Global Investments (Allspring), the pure-play, independent asset manager with US$575 billion in assets under management, today announced the appointment of Andy Sowerby as managing director, head of Client Group APAC ex-Japan. Reporting to Deirdre Flood, head of International Client Group, Andy will assume responsibility for leading Allspring’s business development across the APAC region, identifying ways to best partner with existing and prospective clients.
The 2020s have heralded an era of instability across the globe. Since the decade began, two Cs have consistently driven interest in residence and citizenship by investment: Covid and climate change. In Africa, a third C — conflict — has also been a push factor for some time. Yet in 2022, conflict took center-stage as a global driver. The shockwaves that followed Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have reverberated across the world, creating even greater levels of uncertainty and volatility for individuals, families, businesses, investors and gov'ts alike.
Reserve Bank of India authorised Prepaid Payment Instruments provider and fintech start-up True Balance recently announced multiple senior appointments to the leadership team. Amongst others, financial services veteran Souparno Bagchi as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO) and fintech expert Himanshu Jaggi as Principal Product Manager (PPM) are the two new key leaders who will reinforce the company’s expansion across India.
DeFi joined the finance conversation in February 2020 when the sector first surpassed one billion dollars in Total Value Locked (TVL). The TVL of the DeFi sector closed the year at thirteen billion dollars representing a 2000% growth.
Expensify, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXFY), a payments superapp that helps individuals and businesses around the world simplify the way they manage money across expenses, corporate cards and bills, has announced the return of ExpensiCon on May 18-22, 2023, in Puglia, Italy.
With economies suffering unprecedented slumps due to COVID-19, SWFs are tools of reconstruction, with many investing domestically to deliver large-scale infrastructure projects, domestic regeneration, and encourage development of particular sectors.
The crowdfunding and investment industries are coming together for a series of webinars. The webinars are covering the emerging global industry of disruptive finance including private securities trading and the change in investing since the JOBS Act, plus exploring and evaluating the ongoing crowdfunding revolution that is going on in the USA and around the world.
While COVID-19 slowed down international study programs over the past two years of the global pandemic, many students are starting to plan for overseas learning programs again. In 2021, over 159,000 Australian students participated in international study experiences and despite restrictions, more than 248,000 international students came to Australia.
Spurred by rising client expectations, insurance carriers in Australia are rushing to design and deploy innovative digital products, and they are turning to specialized business process outsourcing providers for help, according to a new report published by Information Services Group (ISG) (Nasdaq: III), a leading global technology research and advisory firm. The 2021 ISG Provider Lens™ Insurance BPO Services Report for Australia finds carriers in the country looking to improve customer experience, reduce costs and better leverage data for competitive advantage.
GoCardless, a bank payment solutions, announced the hire of Paul Stoddart as President. Stoddart joins from Mastercard where he was President of its New Payment Platforms, Executive Chairman of Vocalink and Member of the Mastercard Management Committee. In his role at GoCardless he will have global responsibility for the go-to-market firm including the Strategy, Sales, Product, Marketing and Customer teams, with a view to accelerating growth and achieving the firm’s ambition to become the world’s bank payment network.